Gila County Sheriff Armer Promotes Two Detention Lieutenants

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Two detention sergeants have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Gila County Detention Centers.

Justin Solberg and William Carlson were selected for promotion from a field of four candidates after successfully completing the lieutenant's testing process, said Sheriff John R. Armer. Solberg graduated from Globe High School in 1993, served four and a half years of active duty in the U.S. Army and attended Northern Arizona University from 1999 to 2002.

He went to work in detention for the Gila County Sheriff's Office in 2004 and in 2006 was appointed field training officer, and in 2007 was promoted to sergeant.

Carlson moved to Gila County in 1995 after living in Phoenix and joined the Gila County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit where he served until 1999. During that same period Carlson also worked as a firefighter for the Payson and Coconino Ranger District. He went to work in detention with the Gila County Sheriff's Office in 1999 and in 2001 was promoted to the rank of corporal. In November of 2005 he was promoted to sergeant.

Cindy Salas named detention supervisor

Sgt. Cindy Salas has been selected as detention supervisor of the quarter and Laura Schluns has been selected as detention officer of the quarter for their outstanding performance and work ethic in the Gila County Detention Centers.

Salas began working with the Gila County Sheriff's Office as a detention officer in March of 2006 and was promoted to sergeant in December of 2007.

Schluns began working as a detention officer in the Globe facility in February 2008 and is a former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer (I.C.E.). Both Salas and Schluns are longtime residents of Gila County.

Armer said he is proud to be represented by officers such as Justin Solberg, William Carlson, Cindy Salas and Laura Schluns and wishes the best of luck to all of them.

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